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CBP Officers at Miami Airport Seize Quarter-Million Dollars Worth of Cocaine Concealed Within Flowers

Release Date: 
September 10, 2010

Miami - On Sept. 7, U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at Miami International Airport located and seized approximately eight pounds of cocaine with a street value of $256,000. The seizure was made during the inspection of air cargo shipments entering the United States from Colombia. The drug was contained in six red-packaged bricks and concealed in a shipment of flowers. According to Miami Director of Field Operations Sidney Aki, "this is another example of our constant effort to secure our borders and enhance aviation security through the interdiction of contraband concealed within air cargo."

The cocaine was found during the inspection of air cargo shipments entering the United States from Colombia.

CBP officers at Miami International Airport seized approximately eight pounds of cocaine with a street value of $256,000, Sept. 7.

To report smuggling or any other suspicious activities observed, call 1-800-BE-ALERT ((1-800) 232-5378), or the after hours toll-free number, (1-800) 562-5943.

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February 9, 2017